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Old 05-20-2017, 10:07 PM   #1
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Currently I'm a big fan of milwaukee's fastback knife with the extra blades when I need something sharp cheap and quick. I have a benchmade knife as well that I really like, but I just haven't become good at sharpening at home. Looking to find a hybrid of the two. Maybe just some better quality utility blades?

Just looking to see what everyone uses day to day. Don't mind spending some money but I love the durability of the benchmade but once I lose an edge on a knife I can't seem to get it back despite doing the research and buying several sharpening kits.

My favorite knife has probably been a kershaw I got for around 20 bucks because it was durable as hell and cheap but had to surrender it when I went to board a flight with it without thinking to leave it at home
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I carry my bucknife in my pocket and keep a dull box cutter in my bag for cutting sheathing.







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I carry my bucknife in my pocket and keep a dull box cutter in my bag for cutting sheathing.
You sound like one of those old schoolers
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I've probably had 50 knives I've used for EDC. Any with good blade steel should hold an edge well and hone easily with a basic ceramic hone.



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I've probably had 50 knives I've used for EDC. Any with good blade steel should hold an edge well and hone easily with a basic ceramic hone.



I've had a bunch myself. Rarely hold onto them.

Any good youtube videos or articles on how to sharpen well? I suck at it.
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I've had a bunch myself. Rarely hold onto them.

Any good youtube videos or articles on how to sharpen well? I suck at it.
If you use a draw through hone often enough you shouldn't have to sharpen them unless you really abuse them.
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EDC with backup.
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Here's an informative article.
http://morethanjustsurviving.com/best-edc-knives/
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I carry two knives daily, my black leatherman wave on my hip,and a Buck folder in my front pocket. I generally use the leather man for heavy duty cutting and the buck knife for cleaner tasks.


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I bought a nice benchmade a long time ago, cost a bunch. It was so sharp I couldn't believe it but who cares. I dropped it once, it landed with the tip in the wood floor, and the tip broke off. Only a small bit, I was able to grind it back to the original shape. With very little use it lost that super sharp edge and I could never get it back. However they let you send it back to benchmade and they sharpen it and tune it up for just the cost of return shipping.

They are fancy knives but they aren't really for using. For carrying every day this is hands down the best for me:



Leatherman Skeletool about $55 on Amazon.

Blade - not bad and you can open it with one hand, you don't have to open the tool.
Screwdrivers - adequate for many simple tasks
Pliers - light duty at best
Cutter - awful
Bottle Opener - works
Pocket clip and carabiner clip - useful

It's not great for anything but it's good enough.
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For non working EDC:



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I bought a nice benchmade a long time ago, cost a bunch. It was so sharp I couldn't believe it but who cares. I dropped it once, it landed with the tip in the wood floor, and the tip broke off. Only a small bit, I was able to grind it back to the original shape. With very little use it lost that super sharp edge and I could never get it back. However they let you send it back to benchmade and they sharpen it and tune it up for just the cost of return shipping.
Benchmade, IMO, is more of a gentleman's knife. It's something to keep in your suit pocket and only use to cut out someone's eyes if your plan A fails. I have a few and I can't bring myself to use them.

For utility, CRKT is great. They are pretty good knives and priced well.

For a mix of both, I like Spyderco. My favorite knife is the Spyderco Police.

For electrical work, I prefer a simple folding Husky utility knife that uses replaceable utility knife blades.
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For non working EDC:

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I haven't taken an EDC picture in a long time. I remember posting this on EKR like 13 years ago:

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Benchmade, IMO, is more of a gentleman's knife. It's something to keep in your suit pocket and only use to cut out someone's eyes if your plan A fails. I have a few and I can't bring myself to use them.

For utility, CRKT is great. They are pretty good knives and priced well.

For a mix of both, I like Spyderco. My favorite knife is the Spyderco Police.

For electrical work, I prefer a simple folding Husky utility knife that uses replaceable utility knife blades.
I love Spyderco blade designs they just break too easy. Everyone I have has a busted tip or handle.
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I haven't taken an EDC picture in a long time. I remember posting this on EKR like 13 years ago:



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I love Spyderco blade designs they just break too easy. Everyone I have has a busted tip or handle.
I haven't had that issue, but most tasks that would break something, I would use the CRKT anyway.



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Benchmade, IMO, is more of a gentleman's knife. It's something to keep in your suit pocket and only use to cut out someone's eyes if your plan A fails. I have a few and I can't bring myself to use them.
Same here, only I figured one knife I'll never use is enough.

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For utility, CRKT is great. They are pretty good knives and priced well For a mix of both, I like Spyderco. My favorite knife is the Spyderco Police.
I never tried the CRKT but the Benchmade I have is similar to the SPyderco police.

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For electrical work, I prefer a simple folding Husky utility knife that uses replaceable utility knife blades.
I carry the skeletool almost all the time, but at work it's just a backup if the right tool is not right there. I keep a utility knife on hand at work for anything that comes up. The short disposable blade is more practical for anything at work. There are very few work tasks that require anything longer than a utility knife blade. I am not filleting fish at work.

I have one problem with the folding utility knives, most of them have the blade release mechanism in the exact wrong place: the spot where my thumb goes at the base of the spine of the blade. So they tend to come loose at the worst possible time.
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I haven't had that issue, but most tasks that would break something, I would use the CRKT anyway.



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I don't have that one.

I have several of their M16 patterns, and a few of the Japanese designs. I love the Hissatsu folder for a 'ya never know' knife. Has endured my use very well.
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I don't have that one.

I have several of their M16 patterns, and a few of the Japanese designs. I love the Hissatsu folder for a 'ya never know' knife. Has endured my use very well.
The one in the picture is an M16 model. I love the "Carson Flipper", it's the easiest non-automatic or non-spring-loaded way to open a knife, IMO.

I have moved away from the tanto tip, though. I liked it more for it's coolness then it's utilitarian uses. Nowadays I like the flattest blade possible for ease of sharpening, which is why the Spyderco Police is my go-to knife.
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